School: Tuar an Fhíona, Cluain Meala

Location:
Tooraneena, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Gearóid Ó Coindealbháin

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The Graveyard

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0647, Page 327

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In this parish there are three graveyards - one in the Nire, one in Knockboy and one in Touraneena. The one in Touraneena is the best known to me. It was opened in the year 1826 and therefore people are buried there still. It is a square plot. There are no ruins in it.
It is sloping gradually towards the west. Everyone possessing a grave has a tomb erected to himself and his people. On the surrounding fence some yew trees grow. Several that resided in this parish are buried outside the parish near their native place.
The graveyard is always well-kept because several people pay the clerk or hire some man to cut the grass in their own plot. Each plot surrounded by a railing is painted black or white to preserve the iron from rust. The chapel is built in the middle of the graveyard and there is a large path from the road. up to it. At the end of the path there is

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Collector
Tomás Ó Dúnaighe
Gender
male
Address
Ballynamult, Co. Waterford
Informant
Jim Hanrahan
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Ballynamult, Co. Waterford
Language
English